Iraqi migrant allowed to stay in UK threatened mass killing at MP's office, court hears
AN Iraqi asylum seeker threatened to shoot staff at his MP’s office and embark on a killing spree of students at a nearby college after he was unable to get a passport to go home, a court heard yesterday.
GETTY An Iraqi asylum seeker threatened to shoot staff at his MP’s office, pictured
Jaseem Saeed, 39, allegedly erupted in rage at the constituency office of Dewsbury Labour MP Paula Sherriff in West Yorkshire.
Case worker Julie Ward told Leeds Crown Court she was alone talking to Saeed in March when he began shouting.
She added: “He said if I didn’t give him his passport he would shoot me.”
Saeed was ordered to calm down or told he would be asked to leave.
A second case worker George Flesher then accompanied Ms Ward but Saeed continued shouting and being aggressive before allegedly making further threats to kill. Ms Ward added: “He mentioned some type of rifle that he would go away and get, a rifle that had 30 rounds, and he would go to a local college and shoot 29 students and then shoot himself.”
They managed to usher Saeed out of the office and lock the door before ringing the Home Office and the police.
Saeed, who has lived in Britain for 14 years after being granted indefinite leave to remain, wanted a travel document that would allow him to leave and return again.
He denied threatening to kill staff at the MP’s office telling police his English was not good and they had misunderstood what he was saying.